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Is Exurban Growth Good?

Population and job growth are flourishing in America's exurbs. But is this good news?
December 3, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"These days, according to the Brookings Institution, a think tank based in Washington, one-third of all jobs are located beyond a 10-mile radius of central business districts, and 36% of commutes nationally are suburb-to-suburb."

Although it costs more to deliver services in less-dense areas, ...[t]hose costs are initially absorbed not by the folks who move to the new burbs, but by taxpayers statewide and regionwide. State governments, often with the help of federal grants, have favored investment in new roads, schools and other infrastructure over improvements in older communities."

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Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2004 in USA Today
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